Wilson Trail (Section 8) Yuen Tun Ha to Cloudy Hill
Wilson Trail

Trail Summary

9 km
4 hours
North New Territories
Overall Difficulty (4-Star Difficult)

Length (Rating 3-Star)

Duration (Rating 4-Star)

Gradient (Rating 4-Star)

Surface (Rating 5-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Low)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 2-Heart)

Section 8 does not fall within the area of country parks and it starts at Sheung Wun Yiu, San Uk Ka. From there to King Law Ka Shuk, Tai Po Tau Tsuen, it is a cultural tour – as early as the Ming dynasty, the hills were once a kiln site because of its abundant water resources from Tai Mo Shan and rich deposits of porcelain clay in the soil; you can still find the preserved site behind Fan Sin Temple. As the trail ascends, it offers a panoramic view of Plover Cove Reservoir in the distance. Then, the trail widens as it gradually descends to a service reservoir, where you can enjoy an unobstructed view of Cloudy Hill. What follows is the real challenge – the climb to the Peak of Cloudy Hill can only be completed by going up flights of steps stretching out into the distance until they appear to meet the sky. To make it less arduous, take a rest at each of the five pavilions on the way. From the first pavilion, which overlooks Hong Lok Yuen, you can appreciate Hong Kong’s unique blend of the countryside and the city. The transmitting station of digital terrestrial television at the peak marks the finishing point of Section 8.

Transportation Information

Start Point
Take public transport to San Uk Ka.

Green Minibus route - 23K

End Point
Continue along Section 9 to Hok Tau Reservoir. At the reservoir, turn left and walk along the road for one kilometre. From there minibuses run to the MTR Fanling station.

The transportation information provided in this website is for reference only. Please check the updated transportation information from the websites of Transport Department and relevant transport utilities before setting off.

Hong Kong eTransport web page

Route Map

The below map showing the route and the scenic spots along the hiking trail.
For details, please refer to the transportation information above and photos captions text below.

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